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Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
Life of Christ: introduction
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Life of Christ: introduction
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Life of Christ: introduction

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Notes from Life Transforming College International …

Notes from Life Transforming College International
Course No. 202: The Life of Christ

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  • 1. The Life of Christ Class introduction 1Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 2. Course Description This course focuses upon giving the student a chronologically based understanding of the life of Christ, within the historical and cultural milieu of the first century. The course is 2 credit hours. 2Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 3. Course Objectives Upon completing this course, the student should: 1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the events, miracles and teaching of Christ. 2. Be able to describe the life of Christ in chronological order. 3. Understand the major geographical movements which took place in the life of Christ. 4. Understand some of the social and cultural background within the description of the life of Christ contained within the gospels 3Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 4. Primary Course Textbooks • NIV Study Bible • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus & the Gospels • Stein, Robert H. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ 4Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 5. Primary Course Textbooks • NIV Study Bible • Blomberg, Craig L. Jesus & the Gospels • Stein, Robert H. Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ 4Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 6. Course Requirements Usual LTCi expectations - additionally, •Take good notes in class – a notebook and pen are essential. •Read (carefully and thoughtfully) all notes posted online (at http:// rdcramblings.com/) prior to the class for which they are assigned. Material posted online will not necessarily be covered in class. It is essential that you read the material as it will be included in exams, pop quizzes etc.. 5Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 7. •Actively engage with the subject and participate within the classroom. •Punctual attendance is required for all class sessions – entry will be refused if you are not present on time. •If you need to miss class due to illness or emergency, it is your responsibility to inform the relevant college authorities and gain their approval. 6Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 8. •Assignments must be handed in on time - late work will not be accepted - this is to help you with personal responsibility and the disciplined use of your time. •Respectful behavior and proper classroom decorum is expected at all times, including: •No improper use of laptop computers - note taking only •No use of cell phones •No private discussions •No sleeping etc. 7Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 9. Produce a single page (A3 chart paper) summary chart of the life of Christ. It can be an overall summary or based upon one of the Gospels. Assignments: Research paper (10%) Students may select one of the assignments below to complete as your research paper. 8Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 10. Assignment #1 Produce a single page (A3 chart paper) summary chart of the life of Christ. It can be an overall summary or based upon one of the Gospels. 8Wednesday, 3 July 13
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  • 16. Assignment #2 Examine the prayer life of Jesus and develop a guide based upon this which could be used in a church setting to teach new believers the basics of prayer. 14Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 17. Assignment #3 Write a 500 word background paper on one of the following as understood within the life and times of Jesus Christ. The paper should be suitable to inform an ‘average church member’ about the particular topic in order that they might read with greater clarity and insight. The 500 words does not include Bible references or bibliography. A minimum of three sources should be cited. 15Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 18. Assignment #3 Topics •Pharisees Women •Sadducees Herod the Great •The synagogue Roman monetary system •Satan / the devil Fasting •John the Baptist Agriculture •The seven signs of John’s Gospel •The seven I Am’s of John’s Gospel •Baptism of the Holy Spirit 16Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 19. Reading Assignment (15%): Read a Gospel Read a New Testament Gospel of your choosing. Produce a summary paper for that gospel indicating, chapter by chapter, the major content / themes of the chapter - no more than 80 words per chapter - include references you think of or possible research questions. Develop your own system of lettering or drawings for summarising the category content e.g. T = teaching, D = dialogue, M = miracle, H= healing etc. As part of this the student is required to produce a log covering the date and the passages read on that date. 17Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 20. Date Passage Read Theme (s) Comments 1/1 /2014 Matthew 1 HN (= historical narrative), M, Genealogy of Christ linking him to David and Abraham - major covenants of OT. Why were genealogies important to the Jews, why did Matthew include this? Birth of Christ including announcements to Joseph and then to Mary - role of angels (today?) Link of Christ and Holy Spirit at his inception 2/1 2014 Matthew 2 HN (= historical narrative), M, Wise men visit - time elapsed (?) since Christ’s birth as all children under 2 are killed More angelic visitation to Joseph Which Herod is this? Flight to Egypt and return to Nazareth (parallel with Israel) 18Wednesday, 3 July 13
  • 21. That’s all (for this section) folks 19Wednesday, 3 July 13

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